Coralville City Councilor Bill Hoeft announced Friday he will run for re-election this November.
Hoeft, soon to be completing his first term on the city council, said he is seeking another term to continue to address the city’s debt issues and the expansion of the Iowa River Landing.
The city has received criticism for some financial decisions and had it’s bond rating downgraded by the Moody’s rating service. Something, Hoeft said, he wants to continue to work on.
“We’ve done some great things during my term and it’s really been a rewarding job and there are still some things we need to address,” Hoeft told The Gazette.
Hoeft serves on the Iowa River Landing committee and said he wanted to remain on the committee as the Iowa River Landing continues to acquire more growth.
He cited the growth of Old Town and Iowa River Landing, flood recovery and mitigation efforts, no local tax hikes, and continuous communication with the community as accomplishments during his first term.
Both Hoeft and fellow City Councilor Tom Gill both announced re-election campaigns this week. Challengers Laurie Goodrich, Chris Turner, John Weber, and Dave Petsel have all announced they’re running for a seat on City Council.
So far, City Councilor John Lundell and local attorney, Matt Adams, are the two mayoral candidates. The candidate filing period runs through Sept. 19.